What do we have to look forward to in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2"? A whole lot, according to director Marc Webb.
"We're going to explore Peter Parker's universe more in a deeper way, and we're going to get to know some new characters who are familiar from the comics but haven't yet been introduced in our universe," Webb explained in an answer to a fan question, referencing the recently-cast Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane Watson and rumors of Jamie Foxx as Electro. "There's a new villain and there is a further exploration of the relationship between Peter Parker and his parents, which I think will be really exciting for the audience."
Also, want to know why most superheroes are orphans? According to Stan Lee, it's because "most writers are too lazy to dream up a background to them."
Meanwhile, leading man Andrew Garfield dished in a new interview with Ellen DeGeneres that filming for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" will begin in February. Considering all the casting news that has been coming out about the new film and the fact it's slated to come out on May 2, 2014, that doesn't come as much of a surprise. Still, it's exciting to know that the movie isn't going to be delayed or anything unfortunate like that.
Garfield seems to be more than ready to climb back inside the Spider-Man suit, and dished to E! News that he looks forward to delving into his superhero character's "double life."
"I feel really excited. I feel like we got over a hump with our first one. We had to reinstate the character, and we had to reinvigorate an audience to the character. And I hope to bring more of this theme-- the theme of the orphan," he said. "I wanna keep exploring that theme of being fatherless, being motherless, searching for purpose and finding a purpose within himself, being a self-made man, I guess."
Garfield added, "It is a responsibility to play that role, and I don't take it lightly. I think there's so much to explore with that mythology and within the tension between living a double life, struggling with being good, struggling with choosing good behavior over bad behavior, with the pressures of a city on your shoulders."
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